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Old 01-14-2005, 08:53 PM
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I'm so dumb. (torque converter question)

Hey guys, A bout of stupidity has struck me and I left my torque converter sittting on my driveway over night. Well I woke up this morning to... you guessed it! RAIN! So now I have rain water in my converter. What is my best course of action here? Do I just dump it out and hope for the best or is there something else I can do?

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Old 01-14-2005, 09:06 PM
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If it where my trans. i think i would take it to a trans shop and have it flushed out. May find it to be cheaper than a rebuild from the water.
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If there was a significant amount of water that entered the torque converter, you should have had a puddle of oil or an oil slick where it sat. If this occurred, you should consider having the converter cut open and completely cleaned. If this converter is from an overdrive or is a lockup style, definetly get it cut open. Lockup clutch linings do not tolerate water. If the converter has no signs of rust, or excessive oil displacement, flushing will work. Remember, less than one ounce of water will cause transmission failure down the road. The oil in the converter is circulated into and thru the trans.
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It wasn't enough for the water to run out of the input shaft area. It did get in there though. I'll see about getting it flushed. It is out of a turbo 350 so I don't think it is a lock up converter.
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Remember, water is heavier than oil, so it will displace oil. If you see water in a torque converter, BE AFRAID!
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Hey guys, A bout of stupidity has struck me and I left my torque converter sittting on my driveway over night. Well I woke up this morning to... you guessed it! RAIN! So now I have rain water in my converter. What is my best course of action here? Do I just dump it out and hope for the best or is there something else I can do?
Wow! I laughed when I saw this! Sorry for laughing, but I did something very similiar to this! Do you want to start a new forum together for us? LOL

Well, I hope it all works out! Good luck!
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Wow! I laughed when I saw this! Sorry for laughing, but I did something very similiar to this! Do you want to start a new forum together for us? LOL

Well, I hope it all works out! Good luck!


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